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Judson At Stahl KinderCare

Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

15170 Judson Rd. San Antonio TX 78247
(210) 655-8775 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Longs Creek, Fox Run, Stahl, Rolling Meadows, Steubing Ranch

Welcome

We are a Nationally Accredited center with outstanding parents, children, and a well-educated staff. We firmly believe in safety first and highly believe in educating our children. We actively participate in our community social events. We look forward to meeting new families and are always available for information and tours.

Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Judson at Stahl KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As an NAC Accredited child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Ms. Kelly LaRose

    Ms. Kelly LaRose, Center Director

    Ms. Kelly started out pursuing the field of elementary education in college. She has always loved working alongside children, but was more interested in the early childhood education aspects. By working in this field, she is able to lay a strong foundation for each child before they enter into the public school system. Her passion lies in working with parents to help each child become a lifelong learner. Being a Director allows her to work closely with parents, teachers, and children. Its the best feeling in the world!  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Kelly has also worked teaching Discovery Preschool and Prekindergarten. She has served as a Director at multiple non-profit schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

    Year Started:
    9/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4
  • Ms. Maria Perea

    Ms. Maria Perea, Assistant Director

    I love my job--it is a huge privilege to be working with children! I enjoy every day I spend with them!

    Ms. Maria has been employed with KinderCare since 2014 and is currently the Center Assistant Director. She began working with KinderCare in 2005 but took time out to pursue her education. Ms. Maria finds her motivation within the classrooms and ensures that each day every child has a positive learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Maria has worked as an Assistant Director with the Head Start Program and at another child care center. When she joined KinderCare, Ms. Maria worked as an Infant Teacher for a while.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    1/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Patricia Reyes

    Ms. Patricia Reyes, Discovery Preschool Classroom / Program Specialist

    I love working with children. I get excited when they learn new things.

    Ms. Trisha enjoys working at KinderCare because of the entire staff and as well as the families and children in our care. She has completed her associate credential with Rasmussen University. Ms. Trisha is proud to be on the KinderCare team and is always willing to go that extra mile for the children, families, and staff at the school.

    Previous Experience:
    At KinderCare, Ms. Trisha has worked mostly as the Lead Teacher in our Discovery Preschool Classroom but has worked with all age groups, from infants to school age. Ms. Trisha was also trained to be the Health and Safety Coordinator in 2013.
    Year Started:
    1/8/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Rocio's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that help children develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. She uses storytelling and word games to help children practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provides practice naming familiar items; and supports rich vocabulary development. Ms. Rocio looks forward to supporting all infants as they grow socially and emotionally.

    Year Started:
    3/12/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Xochitl

    Ms. Xochitl, Preschool Classroom

    "I love to see the children discover and learn about the world around them. Being a part of their preschool years is so rewarding.

    KinderCare has inspired Ms. Xochitl to continue her education in early childhood education. She always has a smile on her face and looks forward to being with her children every day. Her preschool class is always learning and having fun. They learn new words and songs in Spanish weekly. Ms. Xochitl has three groups of children in her Spanish class. No matter what time of day you visit her classroom, you will find her working with each child on a individual basis according to the child's needs. Watching the children develop and knowing she is a part of their preschool years is a great reward for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Xochitl has also worked as a Teacher's Aide in the public school system.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    We have so much fun that they don't even realize that they are learning.

    Ms. Angela loves being our Pre-K Teacher and being a part in shaping not only the minds of tomorrow, but also instilling and teaching morals. She loves to see the kindness, passion, and love she has for teaching reflected in each of her wonderful students who she teaches.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino

    Year Started:
    5/27/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Zisi, Learning Adventures

    Ms. Zisi enjoys teaching and leading the children in Spanish, Music, and Cooking Adventures. It has been her goal to become a Teacher who strives to give her students the opportunity to learn anything and everything. With the knowledge and experience that she carries, she feels that she can give students the foundation to grow.

    Year Started:
    11/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Cook / Health and Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Yolanda has dedicated the majority of her our time making nutritious meals for the kids at our center. She loves the bright smiles and growth of knowledge in the children. They are the future, and she is proud to be a part of shaping their minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Yolanda has taught in the Infant, Toddler, and School Age Classrooms while also driving the children to and from school.
    Year Started:
    8/21/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • 4 Star School through Texas Rising Star

    4 Star School through Texas Rising Star

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

·         New Year's Day

·         President's Day

·         Memorial Day

·         4th of July

·         Labor Day

·         Thanksgiving Day

·         Day after Thanksgiving

·         Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry system, fenced playground, and all staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Our Health & Safety Coordinator is in charge of keeping our staff trained and our center safe for all.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our family has been with KinderCare Learning Center at Judson since 2001. I have three children; the youngest has some separation issues even as an after-school student, and the center is able to make her comfortable with her fears and ease her mind. The staff at KinderCare really and truly care from the heart. Ms. Frances is always available to speak with me and we work together as a team to produce the most positive environment for my daughter. I can't imagine a world without KinderCare.

- Father

I just wanted to say that while visiting many daycare centers, I was very impressed with this particular center. The smile on Ms. Frances' face lit up the room. The center was so clean and the staff was so friendly. I cannot wait to be a KinderCare family.

- Mother

A big thank you as always to everyone who watches and takes care of my babies! Shout out to all who go out of the way to accommodate my son's high-fat diet needs and for watching over my daughter.

- Mother
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